TULSA— Larry Owens, a standout on a pair of Oral Roberts championship teams, signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, becoming ORU’s first player in over a decade. Owens will make his debut tonight when the Spurs host the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. on .
Once he takes the court for San Antonio, Owens will become ORU’s eighth player, and the first since 8-year veteran Haywoode Workman retired following the 1999-2000 season.
A 6-7 forward, Owens had been playing for the Developmental League’s Tulsa 66ers for the past two seasons. In 23 games with the 66ers this season Owens averaged 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. In 50 games last season Owens averaged 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, helping lead Tulsa to the D-League finals.
Owens lettered two seasons at (2004-06), helping the Golden Eagles to a pair of Mid-Continent Conference regular-season titles, and the Mid-Con tournament championship and Tournament berth in 2006.
He was named Mid-Con Defensive player of the year and 1st-team All-Mid-Con as a senior when he averaged 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds in starting all 33 games. In 66 career games, Owens averaged 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds.
Following his career Owens played professionally in Belgium and France before landing with the 66ers.